Everyone looks upon shy, self-effacing Fanny price as the poor relation among her four spoiled cousins at Mansfield Park.
Adopted at a tender age by an uncle and aunt who have grown rich from a sugar plantation in distant Antigua, she finds herself morally at odds with them and their offspring. Her chief consolation is the kindness of the younger son, Edmund Bertram, whom she secretly loves.
The arrival in the village of the city sophisticates Henry and Mary Crawford sparks a series of romantic entanglements which lead the Bertrams to the brink of social disaster and Fanny to the indisputable conclusion that propriety and pretty manners are not substitutes for integrity.
About the Product
Publication date: 2021
Length: 396 pages
About the Author
Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775. As a child, she wrote plays and parodies to amuse her family but began writing novels in earnest during her teens.
Her first published work was Sense and Sensibility, which she began to write sometime around 1797 before it reached the public in 1811. After that, she wrote five more novels that have led her to her becoming one of the most recognised names in English literature today.
Celebrated for her strong female characters and her sharp insights into English middle-class life in the early 19th century, the five novels Austen penned alongside Sense and Sensibility - Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma and Persuasion – remain classics beloved by every new generation of reader.
Her last novel, Persuasion, was written in 1815-1816, while Jane Austen was suffering from her fatal illness. She was still working on some revisions at the time of her death in 1817. The novel was published posthumously by her brother, Henry Austen.